The Renal Association has produced guidance on best practice in the management of patients with kidney disease since 1995. The RA Clinical Practice Guidelines are not funded by any external organisation, commercial company or charity.
The Renal Association’s Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) committee have produced a Strategy Document to plan their work through until 2020.
The current editions of the Guidelines can be found in the table below. These guidelines have been accredited by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The accreditation is valid until January 2022.
Accreditation helps health and social care professionals identify the most robustly produced guidance available, enabling them to deliver high quality care.
More information on accreditation can be viewed at http://www.nice.org.uk/accreditation
Further guidelines are currently being re-written. Please see the Recent Activity page for more information.
|Guideline||Authors||Publication Date||Review Date|
|Anaemia of Chronic Kidney Disease||Ashraf Mikhail, Christopher Brown, Jennifer Ann Williams, Vinod Mathrani, Rajesh Shrivastava, Jonathan Evans, Hayleigh Isaac & Sunil Bhandari||June|
|CKD-Mineral and Bone Disorders (CKD-MBD)||Simon Steddon |
& Edward Sharples
|Treatment of Acute Hyperkalaemia in Adults|
Hyperkalaemia Cardiac Arrest Algorithm
|Annette Alfonzo, Jasmeet Soar, Robert MacTier, Jonathan Fox, Ilona Shillday, Jerry Nolan, Roop Kishen, Alistair Douglas, Bill Bartlett, Martin Wiese, Brenda Wilson, Jacqueline Beatson, Lyn Allen, Mumtaz Goolam & Morag Whittle|
Endorsed by the Resuscitation Council, the Intensive Care Society, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, the Society for Acute Medicine; and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine
|Perioperative management of people with inherited salt-wasting alkaloses (Gitelman’s syndrome and Bartter’s syndrome) undergoing non-urgent surgical procedure|| Hugh Gallagher, Jasmeet Soar & Charles Tomson|
Endorsed by the Royal College of Anaesthetists
|Peritoneal Dialysis in Adults and Children||Graham Woodrow, Stanley Fan, Christopher Reid, Jeannette Denning & Andrew Neil Pyrah||June|
|Planning, initiation & withdrawal of Renal Replacement Therapy||Graham Warwick, Andrew Mooney, Lynne Russon & Rebecca Hardy||January|
|Post-Operative Care in the Kidney Transplant Recipient||Richard Baker, Patrick Mark, Rajan Patel, Kate Stevens & Nicholas Palmer|
Endorsed by the British Transplantation Society
|Prevention of Contrast Induced Acute Kidney Injury (CI-AKI) In Adult Patients|| Andrew Lewington, Robert MacTier, Richard Hoefield, Andrew Sutton, David Smith & Mark Downes |
Endorsed by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and the Royal College of Radiologists
|Vascular Access for Haemodialysis||Mick Kumwenda, Sandip Mitra |
& Claire Reid
|Water Treatment Facilities, Dialysis Water and Dialysis Fluid Quality for Haemodialysis and Related Therapies|| Nicholas Hoenich, Robert Mactier, Ian Morgan, Gerard Boyle, David Croft, Paul Rylance, Clive Thompson|
Endorsed by the Association of Renal Technologists
Several of these guidelines have also been published in BMC Nephrology.